>> Monday, September 10, 2012
Today’s topic for Book Blogger Appreciation week is to talk about some of the blogs you enjoy reading daily and why
This is a difficult assignment because it’s not possible to list every blogger I appreciate. No matter who or how many I talk about there will be major omissions.
Booklogged at A Reader’s Journal
She will always hold a special place in my blogging heart because she was the first person I didn’t already know who commented on my blog in the first few days. It was through her that I learned that book blogging was a ‘thing’. I’d had no idea. It was exploring her commenters and blogroll that led me to my first exploration of other book blogs. She really opened the door of the world of book blogging to me and I will always be grateful for that.
Joy at Thoughts of Joy
Joy and I had already known each other for a few years from a booklovers message board in an online community. She and I started our blogs within a few days of each other so that pre-existing connection continued into our blogging lives. Joy and I don’t always agree regarding books but we have plenty of common ground. The thing I most appreciate about Joy is her concise straightforward way of reviewing books. If you want quick, to the point opinions about books you can’t find a better blog that hers.
Jen at Jen’s Book Thoughts
Jen is my go to person for everything crime fiction. Her blog is fun and interesting. There are many things I appreciate about Jen but first and foremost is her ability to feed my TBR with fabulous crime fiction titles. She has never steered me wrong and a recommendation from Jen is one I’ll take seriously. Secondly Jen has actually been able to get me to read interview posts. Here’s where I confess that I will almost always skip any author interview post as I’m reading through blogs. Jen’s interviews are the exception. Her Five on Fridays are always a treat.
Bookfool at Bookfoolery and Babble
Bookfool is another blogger I first encountered in my very early days of blogging. I wish I could be half the photographer she is. Her blog is one I never miss. Her cats Fiona and Isabel are a hoot and make me laugh as much as our cats do. Bookfool posts about a wide variety of books and has led me to many interesting reads over the years.
Les at Prairie Horizons
Les is another of those first bloggers I got to know in my early blogging days. We’ve had some close calls with actually meeting face to face but is hasn’t worked out yet. One of these days we’ll actually pull it off. In the meantime I always enjoy reading her thoughtful book reviews, admiring her beautiful photos and dreaming of being able to cook like she does.
As I mentioned above it’s impossible to make an exhaustive list of all the book bloggers I read regularly and appreciate. I’ll leave you with this list of bloggers I both read and chat with on Twitter. It’s an impressive group of booklovers and fun people to know. You can’t go wrong with reading or following any of these wonderful people.
- Beth F. at Beth Fish Reads
- Chris at Chrisbookarama
- Jen at Devourer of Books
- Andi at Estellas’ Revenge
- Jenn at Jenn’s Bookshelves
- Jennifer at Literate Housewife
- Trish at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity
- Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty
- Swapna at S. Krishna’s Books
- Michelle at That’s What She Read
- Florinda at The 3 R’s Blog
- Kailana at The Written World
- Word Lily
- Unfinished Person
- Debbie at Debbie’s World of Books
- Jill at Fizzy Thoughts
Amy at My Friend Amy
Just a reminder – this list isn’t everyone but it is the people I chat with most on Twitter about books, life and everything.
Check out posts from other Book Blogger Appreciation Week participants at the main BBAW site.